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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 2 hours ago

    Sprocket sheds?


    Well, I don’t know about you, but I lose hairs constantly. I think it’s even worse for people with really long hair like Sprocket. Maybe “shed” isn’t quite the right word, but there’s bound to be hair around.

    If you want to find any of Silver’s hair, I think the private office might be the place to look, since he seems to have spent so much time there.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Gasoline Alley about 2 hours ago

    Sorry, but I’m not so good on obscure GA questions unless they happened in about the last 10 or 12 years or in 1932. I carefully restored a number of strips from 1932, back when I had enough spare time to do that.)

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 3 hours ago

    Animal fur? Did Lena have a Stiletta dinner?


    Not as far as we know. I think it’s just normal shedding. That same can be said for Sprocket’s hair.

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    So… to recap, Mrs. Flattop is almost unrecognizable, the film can made a big mess of her, full film cans can weigh up to 100 lbs. (they’re getting heavier all the time in this strip). I figured that the Nitrates might have taken off to the next state to deliver the Vista Bill film to their customer, but they left it behind. I suppose that Stiletta’s blood on the can was too risky for them to be caught with.

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    2010, the same year that actor Dick Beals died.


    According to numerous sources, including the New York Times, Dick Beals didn’t die till 2012.

  6. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    It’s hard to believe even a 70-lb. weight could kill someone.


    While we don’t know the cause of death, a 70-lb. weight “shotputted” from close range, could do a lot of damage. Besides, they say that “it’s not the fall that kills you… it’s the sudden stop at the end.” I have a feeling that she hit the concrete floor quite hard.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    Awww, Stilletta’s dead! I’m disappointed!


    “Crime doesn’t pay.” She brought it on herself.

  8. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    I like this style of poem, too, but I think that Stiletta’s scheme for revenge is over now.

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    At least Blowtop is still alive (I hope).


    A couple of days ago, he got out of intensive care, so his dying at this point would be a much bigger shock than Stiletta’s death.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 4 hours ago

    As coroner I must aver…<.b>


    I feel privileged that I spoke to and got an autograph from Meinhardt Raabe who sang those words in the film. Before he died in 2010, he was the last Wizard of Oz actor with a speaking part still alive.